Director of Special Education SY 2021-2022
Company: Young World Physical Education
Posted on: April 4, 2021
DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL EDUCATION SY 2021-2022
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Description Title: Director of Special Education Work
Unit/Location: Central Office Reports to: Deputy Superintendent
Supervises: Staff assigned to the student services and wellness
programs. 12 Months Pay Schedule: Overtime Status: Exempt Hours:
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 a.m. Union Status: Non-Union Licensure: NM Level
lll Teacher and Administrator Licenses General Job Function: The
Executive Director shall have district-wide responsibility for
development, direction, coordination and evaluation of all programs
and services included in the student services department. Such
programs and services include special education, Section 504
compliance, health services, guidance and counseling and social
work services, psychological services, coordination of student
hearings; homebound instruction, school safety plans, and advises
policy revision and development in the areas pertaining to Student
Services. Education/Training/Experience: Minimum: Master's degree
in Educational Administration with emphasis in administration,
organization curriculum development, supervision leadership, and
finance. Valid New Mexico Level lll Teacher's License and a valid
New Mexico Administrator's License. Five (5) years of prior
teaching experience and three-five (3-5) years of prior
administrative experience. Knowledge/Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of elementary and secondary best instructional practices.
Knowledge of IDEA regulations and the educational process gained
through directly related experience and education. Ability to form
and maintain good working relationships with teachers and
administrators throughout the district. Ability to make autonomous
and independent decisions within a framework of broadly stated
policy guidelines, precedents, specialized knowledge and prior
research. Demonstrated organizational, communication, management
and interpersonal skills required to achieve the goals of the
positions. Resources Used in Performing Job Include (but are not
limited to): Standard office equipment. Basic Office Computer
program abilities. (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher)
Physical/Cognitive Requirements: Regularly required to sit; use
hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls;
communicate verbally and electronically; reach with hands and arms;
stand and move throughout the building and/or to other facilities,
and drive. Occasionally required to lift and/or exert force of up
to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities include close vision,
distance vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Environmental Conditions: The noise level in the work environment
is usually moderate. Travel to facilities throughout the district
is integral to the job. Essential Job Functions:
- Provides direction for and ensures compliance with the
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of
the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act
of 2009 (ADA), the Federal Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA),
and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
(HIPAA) as it relates to students. This includes assisting with
policy development, establishing written procedures, supervising
program compliance, maintaining related student records, and
investigating and resolving complaints.
- Develops, implements, and evaluates educational programs and
student services offered in alliance with student services
personnel, principals and teachers.
- Supervises special education and student services staff in the
administration of student eligibility services, placement,
programming, dismissal, and follow-up in the areas of special
education, alternative education, regular education accommodations,
students at risk and English Language Learners.
- Builds effective relationships among parents, school staff,
other school districts, community service providers and state
agencies in areas related to student services.
- Serves as the district's primary advocate for programs for
students at risk of school failure.
- Manages the placement process for enrolling students with
disabilities or other special populations.
- Develops, provides, and leads professional development for all
teachers addressing best practice in teaching all children, state
and federal laws, and district procedures.
- Coordinates the provision of homebound instructional services
to students, including the review and revision of policies and
- Collaborates with building principals and ancillary staff to
ensure the selection and placement of qualified student services
- Evaluates student services staff in the following areas:
special education teachers and educational assistants, school
nurses, health assistants, school psychologists, school social
workers, and guidance counselors.
- Oversees district guidance and counseling, psychological,
health, nursing and social work
- Coordinates student school safety plans and crisis management
- Acts as a resource to teachers, administrators, parents, etc.
in brainstorming and offering solutions for problems.
- Researches, creates, writes, and manages grant-funded projects
(NM Pre-K and IDEA B)
- Applies for and manages entitlement programs as assigned.
- Develops, manages and evaluates the budget for student
services, special education programs, and transfer of service
- Monitors the district's effort to comply with federal
requirements related to Maintenance of Effort and Time and Effort.
- Represents the school district in litigation or hearings
involving special education.
- Coordinates student hearings for the school district.
- Assists schools with the development of safety plans and
coordinates professional development and training related to school
- Advises policy revision and development in the areas pertaining
to Student Services.
- Facilitates advisory committees as assigned.
- Prepares routine and ad hoc reports as assigned.
- Works with Human Resources in identifying staff and FTE need
for specific students in special education
- Monitors Educational Assistants in the District
- Performs other duties as assigned by the Superintendent or
Deputy Superintendent. Personal Accountability:
- Demonstrates reliability as evidenced by attendance records and
- Properly notifies supervisor and/or designee of absences or
- Begins and completes work within the allotted time.
- Consistently appears in attire appropriate to the work
- Demonstrates skill in the use of equipment including its
capabilities, limitations and appropriate/special application,
- Protects the District's resources through appropriate and
careful use of supplies and equipment.
- Utilizes appropriate body mechanics to aid in the prevention of
- Position Type: Full-time
- Job Categories : Administrator >
Administrator > Special Education Director
Special Education > General Special Education
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